island of Vis – basic features:
of the island:90,3 sq. km
of the coastline: about 77 km
highest peak: Hum 587 m
Settlements: The town of Vis, the town of Komiža, Rukavac,
Milna, Bargujac, Ženka (on the coast) - Podselje, Marine
zemlje, Podšpilje,Podstražje, Plisko Polje, Žena glava,
interior of the island).
Inhabitants: approx. 5000 inhabitants
Traffic: on the right side of the road
Electricity: 220V/50 Hz
of time: according to the Middle.European model
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION OF THE ISLAND OF VIS
Republic of Croatia (the capital – Zagreb)
Split-Dalmatian County ( the headquarters in Split)
of Vis, The town of Komiža
dialect differing from the standard Croatian Language
Currency: Kuna ( 1 kuna= 100 lipa ) coins of
and 5 kunas are in use and the notes of 5,10, 20, 50, 100,
200, 500, 1000 kunas.
currencies are exchanged at the banks, exchange offices, post
offices and most tourist agencies, hotels, camps. Euro-cheques
can be changed only at the banks. The banks are open from 7
a.m. - 19 p.m., on Saturday till 13p.m.
cities some banks on duty are open on Sundays.
hotels, restaurants and shops paying by credit cards is
welcome (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard,
or any other identification document acknowledged by an
international agreement. Tourists may stay in the country
three months at the most.
Information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
Croatia (tel. 01-4569-964) : Internet:www.mvp.hr
It is not
paid for one's own belongings. Tourists may freely bring in or
take out foreign currency. There is a limit for domestic
currency: 15000 kunas. It is obligatory to declare worthier
technical and professional equipment at the frontier. For
bringing animals into the country, a valid veterinary document
TAX RETURN FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS:
return is valid for purchased goods for an amount over 500
kunas upon presentation of a Tax Cheque Form on the occasion
of leaving the country. The return is possible during the
period of six months. Information: The Customs Direction of
The Republic of Croatia
Telephone: 01-6102-333 ; Internet:
HEALTH INSURANCE OF TOURISTS:
tourists don't pay medical expenses if a convention of health
protection between Croatia and the country they are coming
from is being signed. Expenses for health services for persons
coming from the countries that haven't signed the convention,
are paid directly from the user according to the price-list.
HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OFF
1st – New Year; January 6th – Twelfth-night;
Holidays; May 1st – The Labor Day;
– Corpus Christi; June 22nd – Anti-Fascist Strife Day;
– The Statehood Day; August 5th - Victory Day;
15th – Assumption; October 8th – Independence Day;
November 1st – All Saints; December
25th and 26th – Christmas Holidays
open from 8 a.m. – 20 p.m. on working days, on Saturdays from
8 a.m. - 14 or 15 p.m.; a minor number of shops work in two
shifts – from 8-12a.m. and from 16- 20p.m.
shops work till 22p.m. on Sundays in summer; in bigger towns
even during 24 hours a day. Public services and firms work
from 8-16p.m. from Monday till Friday.
–offices work from 7-19 p.m.; On Saturdays till 13 p.m.;
post-offices on duty in bigger towns and those in tourist
resorts work till 22 p.m. during summer. Stamps are sold in
post-offices and at newspaper stands.
booths use exclusively telephone chip cards bought in
post-offices,newspaper stands, hotels and tourist resorts.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
International code for Croatia: 385
Communication Centre: 985
The Road: 987
The Road ( if called from abroad or a mobile phone choose the
number: + 385-1-987 )
Motor Club HAK
Information about the road conditions: 01-46-40-800; Internet:
Information about local and long-distance telephone numbers:
Information about international telephone numbers: 902
RADIO PROGRAMME IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES:
Cratian Second Radio Programme, after regular news in the
Croatian language, HAK will release reports about road
conditions in English, German and Italian languages, as well
as information for navigation experts several times a day.
Croatian Radio Programme releases daily news in the above
mentioned languages, including the Czech language.